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Old 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM   #17086
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Yes ! ive read lots about this tyre, however I never go offroad so would I really benifit and get the best from this tyre?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #17087
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Yes ! ive read lots about this tyre, however I never go offroad so would I really benifit and get the best from this tyre?
Lee.
I'd try them, anyway. They don't have the high void ratio of a true offroad tire. Furthermore, the compounds used to get good offroad grip may work very well in the wet. As fast as you're likely to go through tires, you wouldn't be on them very long if you don't like them.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #17088
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You might also consider the Continental Trail Attacks. A very street-biased tread that still performs well on gravel roads.

I've yet to put tires on the Tiger, but have run two sets of these Continentals on a KTM 950 Adv and was very impressed with both the performance and their longevity. I got about 8000 miles out of the rear tire, compared to about 4500 from a Heidenau K60 or a stock Scorpion on that bike (which is famous for devouring rear tires).
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #17089
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The anakee 2 was a favorite for wet roads. Don't know anything about the new 3's.
The Conti trail attack won out over a whole host of 90/10 and 95/5 tires in a comparo test - highly rated.

You could do a lot worse than either for a Tiger, especially for UK.

I've put about 8K on Scorpion Trails that come on the new Tigers and just love them. If you freeway them a lot they will flat-center on the rear, but any tire will. They work really well as a 95/5 tire. If you're gonna ride any dirt though, something with more grip will be wanted.

The Tourance had a huge following from the BMW crowd but most that tried the Anakee (direct competitor) liked the Michelin better. The Tourance does wear like iron though. No one raved about the Tourance ESP that I've ever heard of.

My brand preference is for Michelin and Pirelli. I just think they make the best tires. I'm sure other brands are good, like Avon, Conti, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Metzler. I just like the other two best. JMHO.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #17090
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I've put about 8K on Scorpion Trails that come on the new Tigers and just love them.
Mine developed really bad cupping on the front tire after about 5k miles. I got rid of them because they started vibrating hard when leaning the bike so that the "cupped" area had to provide the contact patch.

The Tourance EXP did the same, just on the rear, on my R1200GS. Hated that tire.

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My brand preference is for Michelin and Pirelli.
For me it's Michelin and Conti.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #17091
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Is there any reason roadie wheels couldn't be put on the XC? Has anyone done this?
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #17092
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Is there any reason roadie wheels couldn't be put on the XC? Has anyone done this?
Other than the front being a different size?
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #17093
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Re: roadie wheels on XC...
Don't forget the rake and trail is different on the XC to accomodate the 21" wheel.


BTW, when I said I've put 8K on the trails that was on more than one bike and set of tires. The ones for my XC have about 3K miles on them and look to be about half worn out. Rear is starting to flat-spot pretty good. I'll probably put the same tire back on it, or maybe try the new Anakee 3. I prefer a road-oriented tire for it unless I'm specifically doing a trip that involves a lot of dirt roads.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:49 PM   #17094
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Other than the front being a different size?
OD matters because???
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #17095
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Re: roadie wheels on XC...
Don't forget the rake and trail is different on the XC to accomodate the 21" wheel.


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19" on XC, not other way around.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #17096
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19" on XC, not other way around.
It's possible that the distance between the fork legs is slightly different, the XC has 45mm fork legs, the Roadie has 43mm.

Looking at the parts diagrams it looks like the XC has additional spacers. Then it depends whether the brake disks have the same distance from each other to know whether the calipers will fit. I haven't checked these diagrams, but if you really want to know, I'd go through the front part list for wheels and brakes and compare.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #17097
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Auxiliary Tail Light Dude?

Does anyone have the link to his thread. I deleted mine and I need to get one of those cool LED lights for my wife's bike.

Yes, I tried some searches but I couldn't locate it. This site it HUGE!!

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #17098
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Is this the thread?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838111
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:45 PM   #17099
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I thought I saw a post in one of the many Tigger 800 threads about someone who had mounted a small pelican box on the inside of their pannier racks as a small toolbox but buggered if I can find the post.

Anybody here that did that
Maybe this one in the panniers thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=352

Looking to do something similar with the same Givi Racks for a Roto-Pax.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:42 AM   #17100
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anyway, I bought the bike to do my 600 UK miles a week commute which consists of about 65% motorway (dont go over 75MPH, need to keep my licence) and the rest on dual cariageway and London city streets.

ive got 4500 miles on the bike now and the rear Scorpian is starting to flat spot like a BMW tyre!

im very keen to find out what tyres last well but have good grip especially in the wet! (we get a lot of rain here in the UK)?

id like some suggestions?

rgds Lee.
Lee, look for tyres with dual compound. i.e. harder in the middle which'll resist squaring off. I particularly like the Avon Storm I fitted to my 955 Tigger but, unfortunately, they don't make anything for our front any more.
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